America’s Italian Sweetheart

With the release of her new cookbook, Lidia Bastianich talks about her journey from refugee to chef icon.

This article, written by Michele Kayal for Associated Press, appears on ABC News.

Lidia Bastianich: From Refugee to Matriarch of a Food Empire

Lidia Bastianich is America’s Italian grandmother. In a dozen books and on her public television program, Bastianich has schooled American cooks in homemade pasta, the proper use of escarole, and the need to slow down and come to the table.

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